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Friday, May 4, 2012

More Violence in Cairo

There's been more violence, and apparently at least one more death, in Cairo today. Demonstrators seeking to reach the Ministry of Defense have apparently fallen back. The Army has used water cannon, but there are also reports of live ammunition fire.

These clashes seem quite different from late last year in Muhammad Mahmoud and Kasr el Aini. The Salafis seem to be the core, though there are secular revolutionaries in the protest, too. Continuing violence could still threaten the (promised) transition. Oh, yes:

 From Al Jazeera English:

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